Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common mental disorder where your emotions get irregular. It is an emotionally painful disorder not just to the person suffering from it but also to other members closely related to the patient. The emotional imbalance caused due to BPD will make a long-lasting impact on the individual and affects his/her behaviour, interpersonal relations, thinking process, personality, etc.
Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder BPD:
BPD is a psychic problem and therefore it is difficult to diagnose during the initial stages. Here are a few symptoms that will help you in identifying whether a person is suffering from this emotional imbalance:
Emotional disorder: People having BPD suffer from low emotional stability. Their emotions tend to change frequently and many times go to extremity. This impacts the behaviour and thinking capacity of the person.
Loses temper easily: Without any second thought, people having BPD loses temper and get involved in arguments or fights. They often face broken relationships.
Feeling of emptiness: Ask a BPD patient, “How are you?” and he may simply ignore you. This is because they suffer from low self-esteem and feel empty from inside. They lack confidence and self-worth.
Suicidal attempts: Low self-esteem backed with fluctuating emotions, makes the BPD person feel alone and unwanted. When they find being neglected or not cared, they may also try to commit suicide.
Addiction: Almost every BPD patient is found addicted to drugs, liquor, cigarette, etc. which spoils their mental and physical behaviour to a large extent.
Overall, the lives of BPD people are disturbed with lot many crisis and disputes. Their way of seeing the world is different than others and they wonder why they are not understood by everyone else. They may be intelligent at work but their family life will be totally disturbed and most of them will be at the urge of ending their relations. BPD people also ask for help but when offered sincere advice they refuse to accept and again fall in their own trap. This makes their situation more helpless. Their addiction to alcohol or drugs makes their life vulnerable.
Where are the BPD people found?
If we see around us, we find many people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. It can be your relative, friend, or spouse. When you find someone suffering from this acute disorder, you may definitely want to look for possible treatments. Such people need psychiatric and psychologist help. They need to be counselled and medicated to overcome the addiction as well as relieve their mind from the BPD stress. Along with the therapies they require personal attention and extra support from their family. BPD is treatable but the process is long and tedious. Instead of delaying and making the situation worse, it is advisable to begin the treatment today.